A very Imperial McDonald's restaurant in Porto

MCDONALDS IMPERIAL (credit: sanprica)

I covered the old spaceship McDonald’s in Alconbury, UK but on the the other side of the stylistic spectrum is this Imperial McDonald’s in Porto. Formerly Café Imperial, the famous Portuguese coffeeshop became a McDonald’s in 1995 but retained a lot of its Art Deco features including the huge Imperial eagle at the entrance and its ornate ceilings and chandeliers. It’s a unique contrast for an American fast food establishment, maybe more befitting of a restaurant serving different cuisine, but it looks beautiful.

(via Atlas Obscura)

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